Periodontology

Root Hemisection

 
It sometimes happens that one root of a multi-rooted tooth (as in the case of molars) is
irreparably damaged by a chronic abscess, bone degeneration or caries. Only the affected
root (s) need to be removed and the rest can remain as an anchor for a crown or a bridge.
 

 

Wedge Resection

  1. 


Sometimes a very thick layer of tissue develops behind especially the last molars.
This tissue then causes a very deep pocket which cannot be cleaned properly, in turn resulting in caries or periodontitis.
 
  2.  In these cases, the tissue is removed as illustrated and the bone contoured as necessary. The gum is sutured into place to form a sulcus of normal depth which can be easily cleaned.  
  3.

The gum is sutured into place to form a sulcus of normal depth which can be easily cleaned.

 

 

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